Located in the heart of Portola Redwoods State Park surrounding by second and old growth redwood forest, Slate Creek Trail Camp offers 6 primitive backcountry campsites, each accommodating up to 6 people. Reservations are required to camp, and can be made online up to 60 days in advance. To make a reservation and view the backcountry camping rules for this camp, visit the Santa Cruz Mountain Backcountry Trail Camp website. Potable water is not available, so water must be packed in or filtered from a creek (Slate Creek is the closest source, approximately a few hundred yards from the campground). Vault toilets and trash cans are available from May 1st to October 31st each year (otherwise it's pack-it-in, pack-it-out for all waste).